Sen. Manchin: Delay in Mandate Penalty Needed to Fix Obamacare

Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 11:25 AM

By Amy Woods

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Sen. Joe Manchin, who is working on a bill to delay the Affordable Care Act's individual-mandate penalty until January of 2015, said Sunday such legislation will allow for a transition period in which to fix the law's problems.

"You have to work through this," the West Virginia Democrat said on ABC's "This Week."
"The transition period of one year is very reasonable and doable."

Manchin said nobody should be forced to buy a healthcare policy that costs more and offers less coverage than what they had previously. He said that is not the intent of the Affordable Care Act.

"We know it can be done, but we've got to work together," he said. "We can make this happen, but we've all got to be on the same team right now, which is team America."
When asked whether Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should resign, Manchin said, "I think she should stay, and I think she will get the job done, and I think she needs to bring people around her, and I think she can do that."

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